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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday

It's another beautiful Monday morning!  This is what I'm doing today...

THE WEATHER: It's a little bit cool but not too bad, 50*...and the sun is shinning! So  there's nothing to complain about at all!

RIGHT NOW I AM: Taking a break while my lunch settles.

ON MY READING PILE: Of course my devotional books and Bible are at the top, then there's my Kindle with way too many books to list...some serious reading and others "just-for-fun."

ON MY TV: HLN and the Jody Arias trial.  I view it as semi-interesting comedy.

SOMETHING TO SHARE: Yesterday was my son-in-law's birthday. He's a real St. Paddy!  But that's NOT his name LOL The German Chocolate Cake was very good too!

ON MY MENU: I'm really getting into smoothies. I've always thought of a smoothie as being fruit and have just recently discovered making them from veggies.  They are really good! I try to have a veggie one for one meal and a fruit one for another.

ON MY 'TO-DO' LIST: Do you REALLY want to know? It's nearly a steno page long today!

WHAT I AM SEWING, CROCHETING, CRAFTING: I am stitching out fabric pages with all of the stitches my sewing machine will do.  I must say it's rather interesting.

LOOKING AROUND THE HOUSE: I see way too much clutter. Most of it is things I use on a regular basis, so what to do with it is the question...and predicament.

FROM MY CAMERA: I've been busy doing other things so haven't touched the camera this week.

ON MY PRAYER LIST: My good friend and her health issues, my children and their children plus all my friends and their families.

BIBLE VERSE, DEVOTIONAL: Psalms 91 popped in my mind as I was making my bed this morning, especially verse five about no being afraid either in the night or day. This has been one of my favorite chapters since I was a child.

Now let me know what you've been doing this day that God has graciously given us.
                                            Grandma Shell

PS--Don't forget... I do NOT respond or even read  Anonymous comments.

OOPS!   I didn't publish this yesterday, sorry.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday

THE WEATHER: It has the promise of being a nice day...forecast is for the mid 60s. Sorry for all those  in the snowy parts of the country! I so enjoy the sunshine, even on cooler days, and am so thankful for it.
RIGHT NOW I AM: Waiting for my tea to cool so I can sip it.
THINKING: Thinking of the sewing I need to do today.  I'm behind on one challenge, as I needed to get some Pellon.
ON MY READING PILE: At the top is my Bible and other devotional books. I am currently doing a two year Bible reading plan along with reading an excellent book on the life of Christ, "Desire of Ages," by Ellen White. Other than that are my quilting magazines a health magazine, and various books on my Kindle.
ON MY TV: Nothing at the moment. I am enjoying the early morning stillness before our little village awakens for the day.
SOMETHING FUN TO SHARE: Yesterday we went to Amarillo to Chucke Cheese.  I had a great time watching all the children and their parents play the various games. Sometimes 'people-watching' is very entertaining!
ON THE MENU FOR THIS WEEK:     Monday: Veggies with ravoli, veggie patty
                                                              Tuesday: Couscous with veggies
                                                              Wednesday: black bean burrito
                                                              Thursday: undecided
                                                               Friday: undecided
ON MY 'TO-DO' LIST:  Put away the items that go down in the "basement."          
                                        Finish the Purple Challenge, photograph it, and post the photo to the      group
                                        Bring boxes down from storage
WHAT I AM SEWING, CROCHETING, CRAFTING: The aforementioned Mug Rug, stitching out all the Deco stitches on my sewing machine for another Challenge, and the ever-present mending.
LOOKING AROUND THE HOUSE: I see a few things to be taken care of, my much-loved little dog asleep here beside me in the rocker, and the first hints of dawn are appearing outside my windows. "God's in His heaven, all's right with the world."--Browning
FROM MY CAMERA: This is the mug rug I made for the Purple Challenge. The challenge was to use five different purple fabric and make something. I have no idea just why it looks poofed in the photo, it isn't! You only count four different fabrics? well, here's the back!

ON MY PRAYER LIST: My friend Ruby, too many others to list.
BIBLE VERSE, DEVOTIONAL: "In Your, O Lord, do I put my trust and confidently take refuge; let me never be put to shame or confusion!" Psalms 71:1 Amplified

Have an absolutely awesome beautiful day in the Lord!

I was out having a fun day with the grandchildren who are on Spring Break this week so this didn't get posted when it should have, but seriously, what's more important, children or blogs?

See you next time!



Saturday, March 2, 2013

"Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'"

I know, I'm not in Oklahoma, but close enough and that song just popped in my head! The sun just came up, the birds are already flitting about in search of their breakfast, the snow is almost gone, it truly is a BEAUTIFUL morning!

I did manage to get one piece of mending done this past week. It is such a good feeling to see the pile getting smaller! And, I got my fabrics cut out for the Purple Challenge that I've joined.  The challenge is to make something, anything, using five different purple fabrics prints or anything, and they can be any shade from palest lavender to black purple.  Here are the ones I found in my stash that I will be using to make an Easter Egg mug rug:
I may change out the one on the far left if I find something else I like better. The really dark purple has sparkles in it...that one is my granddaughter's favorite of course. (she likes anything with sparkles!)
During a phone conversation with a fellow blogger we discovered we've both been hit by the same spammer so I will no longer be publishing comments from Anonymous commenters. I'm sorry I have to do this. It's a sad thing that some people have nothing more PRODUCTIVE to do with their time and talents than annoy and waste other's time.
Today I'm Thankful That:
It's March!
Spring will soon be here!
The sun is shinning!
God watches over me.
That I can be near my family.
Have an absolutely beautiful and awesome day!